Earlier this year primary school children from across Edinburgh submitted their entries for the Green Pencil Award 2015, on the theme of ‘Food for Thought – Scotland’s food and drink’. You can take a look at some of the wonderful shortlisted entries in the published competition brochure, see photos from the results announcement ceremony or read about the overall […]
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TCV (The Conservation Volunteers) are running a free one-day course, ‘Introduction to Fundraising’, on 14 January 2016 in Edinburgh. This course aims to help you turn your community development ideas into effective funding applications. It will introduce beginners to the basics of fundraising and help those who are more experienced with further advice, support and […]
Support for establishing community orchards … The Commonwealth Orchard has been given support by Coffee Conscience, a fairtrade coffee supplier, to develop around 20 community orchards across Scotland. If you know of a suitable site, or if your community group is interested in developing an Orchard, contact John Hancox, director of the Commonwealth Orchard. The […]
Councillor Andrew Burns, Leader of the City of Edinburgh Council, and Councillor Frank McAveety, Leader of Glasgow City Council, have sent a joint letter to Nicola Sturgeon, the First Minister of Scotland, saying the two cities could provide leadership on the issue and were in a position to develop local solutions that could make a […]
Fresh Start is a charity helping people who have experienced homelessness make a home for themselves. In June, they launched a new project, Helping Hands, based in Craigmillar. As part of that project, they are developing a community growing space near the Robin Chapel, where volunteers from the wider community work together to gain gardening […]